Canada Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Canada Passenger Lists (FamilySearch Historical Records)
 
 
 
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
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== Title in the Language of the Record ==
Please add the title in French here.
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== Record Description ==
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Listes de passagers canadiens
This collection includes indexes and images of ships' passenger lists (also known as ships' manifests or seaport records of entry). Contains records for the ports of:
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*Quebec City, 1900-1921;
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== Record Description ==
*Halifax, 1881-1922;
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*Saint John, 1900-1912;
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These records include indexes and images of ships' passenger lists (also known as ships' manifests or seaport records of entry). Contains records for the ports of:  
*North Sydney, 1906-1912;
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*Vancouver, 1905-1912;
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*Quebec City, 1900-1921;  
*Victoria, 1905-1912;
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*Halifax, 1881-1922;  
*New York, 1906-1912;
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*Saint John, 1900-1912;  
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*North Sydney, 1906-1912;  
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*Vancouver, 1905-1912;  
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*Victoria, 1905-1912;  
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*New York, 1906-1912;  
 
*Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912.
 
*Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912.
The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada.
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada.
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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{{Collection citation
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The Canadian government did not keep lists of emigrants. Before 1947 there was no Canadian citizenship separate from British, and Canadians moved freely throughout the British Empire. Before 1895, when the United States government began keeping border-crossing records, Canadians moved to the United States with few restrictions.
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->Library and Archives of Canada. Passenger Lists. The Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.<!--bibdescend-->
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During the early 20th century, consular officials of the Russian Empire stationed in Canada and the United States kept files on former empire residents who sought their aid (to help in filling out naturalization and passport applications or to obtain proof of military service in Russia).  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].
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These are especially helpful for documenting Jewish immigrants. Although this collection is considered a list of Jewish immigrants from Russia, many of the records are for other-ethnic immigrants, including Ukranians and Finns.  
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There are very few passenger lists for ships coming into Canada before 1865. Lists were not made or were destroyed. The Library and Archives Canada website has posted an index of some lists that have survived. Some of these indexed names have been gathered from declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.  
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=== Record Content  ===
  
=== Record Content ===
 
 
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Image:Canada Passenger Lists DGS 4538914 369 Passenger List.jpg|Passenger List
 
Image:Canada Passenger Lists DGS 4538914 369 Passenger List.jpg|Passenger List
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*Name
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Passenger lists may contain the following information:
*Age
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*Gender (male or female)
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*Name  
*Nationality
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*Age  
*Date of arrival
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*Gender (male or female)  
*Port of arrival
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*Nationality  
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*Date of arrival  
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*Port of arrival  
 
*Name of ship
 
*Name of ship
  
== How to Use the Record ==
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== How to Use the Record ==
  
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
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To search this collection, it would be helpful if you have the following information:
  
== Related Websites ==
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*Ancestor's name
[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/022/022-908.003-e.html Library and Archives of Canada]
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*Name of ship
[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/immigration/canada-passenger-lists.shtml Olive Tree Genealogy: Canadian Passenger Lists]
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*Port of departure
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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==== Using the information  ====
[[Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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When you have found the information that you are looking for, you can:
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*Identify the last place of residence before your ancestors departure
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*Calculate the age to give an approximate date of birth
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*Find the names of other family members traveling with your ancestor at the time.
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==== Search the Collection  ====
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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To search the collection, <br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page: <br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Port of Arrival” category <br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Arrival date - year” <br> ⇒Select the appropriate “Name of Ship” which will take you to the images.
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Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/022/022-908.003-e.html Library and Archives of Canada]
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*[http://www.olivetreegenealogy.com/immigration/canada-passenger-lists.shtml Olive Tree Genealogy: Canadian Passenger Lists]
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*[http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/immigrants-canada/index-e.html Immigrants to Canada]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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*[[Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935]]  
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*[[Canada Emigration and Immigration]]
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== Contributions to This Article ==
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{{Contributor_invite}}  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections ==
 
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
 
When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
 
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in a Historical Record Collection ===
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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“Delaware Marriage Records,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.
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{{Collection citation
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| text = “Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922” Index and Images. ''FamilySearch''. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Library and Archives of Canada. The Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.
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When the citation has been replaced with a citation specific to the collection being described, the heading should be changed to “Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection” in Heading style 3.
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Revision as of 23:43, 13 May 2014

FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.
Access the records: Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 .

Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Listes de passagers canadiens

Record Description

These records include indexes and images of ships' passenger lists (also known as ships' manifests or seaport records of entry). Contains records for the ports of:

  • Quebec City, 1900-1921;
  • Halifax, 1881-1922;
  • Saint John, 1900-1912;
  • North Sydney, 1906-1912;
  • Vancouver, 1905-1912;
  • Victoria, 1905-1912;
  • New York, 1906-1912;
  • Eastern US Ports, 1905-1912.

The lists for United States ports include only those names of passengers with intentions of proceeding directly to Canada.

The Canadian government did not keep lists of emigrants. Before 1947 there was no Canadian citizenship separate from British, and Canadians moved freely throughout the British Empire. Before 1895, when the United States government began keeping border-crossing records, Canadians moved to the United States with few restrictions.

During the early 20th century, consular officials of the Russian Empire stationed in Canada and the United States kept files on former empire residents who sought their aid (to help in filling out naturalization and passport applications or to obtain proof of military service in Russia).

These are especially helpful for documenting Jewish immigrants. Although this collection is considered a list of Jewish immigrants from Russia, many of the records are for other-ethnic immigrants, including Ukranians and Finns.

There are very few passenger lists for ships coming into Canada before 1865. Lists were not made or were destroyed. The Library and Archives Canada website has posted an index of some lists that have survived. Some of these indexed names have been gathered from declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.

Record Content

Passenger lists may contain the following information:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender (male or female)
  • Nationality
  • Date of arrival
  • Port of arrival
  • Name of ship

How to Use the Record

To search this collection, it would be helpful if you have the following information:

  • Ancestor's name
  • Name of ship
  • Port of departure

Using the information

When you have found the information that you are looking for, you can:

  • Identify the last place of residence before your ancestors departure
  • Calculate the age to give an approximate date of birth
  • Find the names of other family members traveling with your ancestor at the time.

Search the Collection

Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

To search the collection,
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “Port of Arrival” category
⇒Select the appropriate “Arrival date - year”
⇒Select the appropriate “Name of Ship” which will take you to the images.

Search the collection by image comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch.org. It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922” Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Library and Archives of Canada. The Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada.